January 31, 2016

January Winners Announced!

Good Afternoon !!!!
It's time to announce our January winners!

What a wonderful response to our January challenges. 
To everyone who played along, and/or shared our challenges, we thank you!

There were so many awesome interpretations linked up for both challenges,
it makes it a really hard task to narrow down to three.
And as always, it is great seeing such diverse creative ideas!

Our Design Team has voted and here's our January 

Top 3 Picks
( in order of link up)

#21 ~ Jinny Newlin

Congratulations ladies!!!!
One of you will be contacted and invited to be our Guest Designer for the month of January!
Please grab our new TOP 3 blinkie below so that you can BRAG on your own blog:

And now for our January RANDOMLY drawn winner…

#9 ~ Sandi Pressley

Congratulations Sandi!!!!

You have won the following prize 

Please leave a comment below AND...
email us at scrapourstash@gmail.com with January Winner
in the subject line and we will get your prize sent out to you!!!!

Here's our WINNERS blinkie below to add to your blog:

Thanks everyone for stopping by today!

January 29, 2016

You Still Have Time...


You still have some time to get your layouts up
loaded to the sidebar by the end of the day (PST)! 

Here's a quick reminder of January challenges:

Get your layouts uploaded for a chance to win this prize:
12x12 Simple Stories You & Me Collection
with a few extra goodies (not pictured) 

Have a good day! :) 

January 27, 2016

"Happy Day" LO by DT Rachelle

Hello scrappers!

Today, Designer Rachelle shares her lovely layout to inspire us:

This is what Rachelle said about her layout:
"Rachelle here today sharing my layout design for our Sketch + 3 Challenge My inspiration came from the awesome sketch. I distressed the edges and applied a bit of mixed media to the background. I went into my photo stash and decided to use 2 repeat photos of my granddaughter. Using a color and B&W photo. Then applied pastel colors for the entire layout.
I used one item from each list:
I hope you have been inspired to start on your layout and join this fun challenge. Can't wait to see your design! See ya soon!"

Have a good day! :) 

January 26, 2016

"Reflections" LO by DT Zsoka

Today we have a fabulous layout to inspire you!
Here's Designer Zsoka's layout:

Zsoka shares this about her layout:
"Hello, Zsoka here, sharing my take on the January sketch and stash challenge! It is not too late to play along, who knows, maybe you will be the lucky winner! 
I've followed the sketch pretty closely because I really liked it. I do love my cut files, so when I saw the circle I knew I was going to go for some kind of circle cut file. I've found this Christmas bauble in the Silhouette Store and thought it looked pretty neat! Had to have it (and another five, just to make sure I have something to choose from haha). I've painted the lightbulbs on it with my new favourite gold and magenta Shimmerz paints.

Generally I don't go for simple, clean designs (I like a bit of mess!) so I've matted my photos with torn papers and added a chipboard frame too for dimension. Plus I've added some gold metallic thread under the photos.

The papers, even though they might not look like it, are actually all Christmas papers from various manufacturers. 

The stash I've used according to the challenge rules:
List 1: American Crafts (Dear Lizzy Fine&Dandy gold number vellum)
List 2: Basic Grey (Juniper Berry Rooftop paper)
List 3: Chipboard (Maggie Holmes Shine collection: frame, bow, heart locket, cross)

Hope you like! Thanks for stopping by."

Here's the challenge:

Make sure you check out the details HERE.

Get your layout uploaded to the sidebar before Jan. 29th! :) 

January 25, 2016

"Love" LO by DT Marie

Good Morning! Happy Monday! :)

Today's inspiration is from Designer Marie.  Take a look at her gorgeous layout:

Here is what Marie shared with us:
"Here is my clean and simple interpretation of the sketch. 

Horizontal paper stacks are replaced by a MM inspiration using Shimmerz paints and modelling paste. My chipboard is used as a focal point and is encircling my picture.

As for the list, I've used avocado a main color, arrows, butterflies and chipboard."

Now it's you turn!
You still have a few days left to get this challenge uploaded and the Stash challenge uploaded. 
You can get information on the challenges HERE. :) 

January 24, 2016

"Silly Sleepy Blaze" LO by DT Renee

Hello There!

Here's Designer Renee's wonderful layout inspired by the Sketch +3 Challenge:
Renee shares this about her layout:
"I loved this sketch! It was perfect for this 3 sleep poses of my sweet boy Blaize. Also a great way to use up my stash by mixing things from the lists! From the first list I used American Crafts- the Amy Tangerine and Crate Paper papers. In the second, I picked the color blue- it worked perfectly for the blue in the pictures!! Finally- I chosed chipboard which is a few of the embellishments on the page! I hope you enjoyed this layout"

Here's the challenge:
Make sure you check out the details HERE.

January 23, 2016

"Back in the 80's" LO by DT Asa

Good Morning! 

Today's inspiration is from Designer Asa.  Check out her wonderful layout here:
Here's what Asa said about her layout:

"I loved to work with this sketch and it was perfect for these three photos of me as a little girl in the early 80´s. 
I usually don´t use this colours but I thought they would fit the time.
I used the following from the lists:
#1 Arrows
#2 Blue (there is a little blue at one of the papers)
#3 Chipboard (the medallion)
Can´t wait to see your work."

Here's the challenge:
Make sure you check out the details HERE.

It's your turn now! What items will you pick from the list? :)

January 22, 2016

"Summer Lovin'" LO by DT Cassie

Good Morning! Happy Friday! 

Today, we have a fabulous layout to get our weekend started!!
Here's Designer Cassie's layout:
Cassie said this about her layout:
"This sketch was such fun to work with! I also like the stash item part of the challenge. For this page I used American Crafts and Arrow from the first column, Butterflies from the second column and Carta Bella from the third column. Otherwise I stuck pretty close to the sketch and even created my own messy circle cut file for behind my photos. It was so easy and I love how it turned out!"

Here's the challenge:
Make sure you check out the details HERE.

Have a great scrappy weekend! :) 

January 21, 2016

"Summer" LO By Rochelle S.


Today, I get to share my layout! :)
Here's my layout I created inspired by the sketch+3 Challenge:
I love this challenge!!! There are so many possibilities!
I created my layout really close to the sketch.
For the +3, I used: List 1 - Arrow, List 2 - Butterflies and List 3 - Carta Bella.

Here's the sketch +3 challenge:
Make sure you check out the details HERE.

Now it's your turn! ;) 

January 20, 2016

Reminder…. January Challenges

Happy Hump Day!

Just a quick reminder about our January challenges! 

Here's the Stash Challenge #34 ~
Book Cover Inspired Challenge
Create a layout inspired by the BOOK COVER..
You are allowed to use anything from the cover that inspires you,
for instance, the stripes on the hat, the snow, colors, title, the cat, etc.
AND...you must use white paint or paint splatters on your layout.

And here's the Sketch +3 Challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch above and 
YOU MUST choose at least one item from each list.
Example #1: Arrow, the color blue, chipboard
Mix it up anyway you want as long as you have at least (1) item from each row.

When posting your layouts, you must include in your write up what items you used (sketch challenge) and what inspired you (book inspired challenge), to be considered for the random prize drawing.

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines

Entries are due: January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

If you haven't already completed these challenges, you still have time!!  

January 19, 2016

"A Day in Paradise" LO by DT Sherri

Hello Scrap Our Stashers! :) 

Today Designer Sherri is inspiring us with this wonderful fun layout:
Sherri shares this about her layout:

"Loving this new "kicked - up" Sketch Challenge - The "Plus 3" feature is so much FUN! Here are the items I used, on this layout of our day spent on Disney's Private Island, Castaway Cay, from our January 2014 Cruise!
List 1 - American Craft - Wildflower Gold Foil Thickers "Adventure" Title
List 2 - Basic Grey - "Adrift" Collection (Nautical, Ropes, Tide, and Anchor -12x12's, Stickers, Diecut Cardstock and Transparencies, Mixed Brads
List 3 - Chipboard - Chipboard Bracket

Have you tried this challenge yet?  Make sure you upload your layout by the 29th!! :) 

Here's the challenge:
Make sure you read details HERE.

January 18, 2016

"Dolaucothi Gold Mine" LO by DT Tanti

Good Morning and Happy Monday! :) 

Today's inspiration is from Designer Tanti! 
Here's her fantastic layout inspired the Sketch +3 Challenge:

Here's what Tanti said about her layout:
"I really loved the new sketch challenge. By mixing the sketch and the stash list, we have so many possibillities to create our layout and to use up our stash.
For this challenge, I just followed the design of the sketch to create my page.
From the list, I used:
List #1: American Crafts (Patterened Papers).
List #2 : The colour blue.
List #3 : Chipboard ( The Camera)."

Here's the challenge:
Make sure you check out the details HERE.

Can't wait to see what items you use! :) 

January 17, 2016

"Key West" LO by DT Elena

Hello! Today's inspiration is from Designer Elena. 
Here's her wonderful layout:
Eena shares this about her layout:

"There were 3 women and a half 90 miles from Cuba!! If you have never been to Key West I recommend you to put it as a destination of your next trip to Florida because is a charming town. Despite the weather (as seen in the photos) Key West remained in my heart and I'd love to go back again soon.
I used: 

List 1 - arrows
List 2 - blue
List 3 - cardinal"

Here's the challenge:

Make sure you read details HERE.

See you back here tomorrow! :) 

January 16, 2016

"Meow" Layout by DT Steffanie

Happy Scrappy Saturday! :) 

Today we are sharing this beautiful layout from our Designer Steffanie. 
Check it out:

Here's what Steffanie said a bout her layout:
"LOVED playing with this sketch! I turned the line of three photos into a single 4x6 and paired it with a 4x4 card that I liked as my title. Instead of using a circular element in the background I decided to play with some twine which I thought was purr-fect for my kitty photo!  

For the stash challenge I used an arrow and the avocado color from List 1, the color blue from List 2 and the cardinal red color from List 3.  Now it's your turn!"

Here's the challenge:
Make sure you read details HERE.

We hope this layout has inspired you to get scrapping! :) 

January 15, 2016

January Sketch +3 Challenge Reveal

Happy Friday!!  What is the best scrappy way to start off a weekend?
With a FUN challenge!!!

Welcome to the
Sketch +3 Challenge!!!
We decided to change up our sketch challenge just a tad bit so much sure you
read the details carefully! :) 

The challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch above and 
YOU MUST choose at least one item from each list.
Example #1: Arrow, the color blue, chipboard
Mix it up anyway you want as long as you have at least (1) item from each row.

When posting your layout, you must include in your write up what items you used, to be considered for the random prize drawing.

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines
Entries are due: January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

The prize you are playing for this month is:
Simple Stories "You & Me" 12 x 12 Collection Kit

Here's Designer Patricia Barnett's wonderful layout "Fabulous Beauty" inspired by this challenge:
Patricia shares this about here layout:

"Fun challenge here! The items I used in my sketch challenge are:

List 1 - Arrow
List 2 - Basic Grey
List 3 - Cart Bella

Hope you enjoy the sketch challenge as I did!
Can't wait to see what you will be working with!"

Make sure you visit tomorrow with more wonderful inspiration from our Design Team! :) 

January 14, 2016

"This is Bliss" Layout by Brenda Ragsdale

I hope you are all enjoying our new 
"Book Cover" Inspired Stash Challenge
and the amazing inspiration our new Design Team has
created to share with you the last two weeks!

Here is my take on the challenge:
"The Fancy Pants "Happy Place" Page Kit in The ScrapRoom's 
January Flavor of the Month Kit, was a perfect match for this photo of my sister and niece
as well as for this challenge!

I took my inspiration from the black and white cat, the stripes in the hat
as well as the colors blue and red.  
To complete the challenge, I added white paint splatters."

The challenge that inspired my page:

Play along with us and upload your entry no later than
January 29th 11:59 PM (PST) 
for a chance to win our January prize below:
Click HERE for challenge details and rules!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you visit us tomorrow when we
reveal our new Sketch +3 Challenge!
Have a wonderful day!

January 13, 2016

"Lil Bad Ass" Layout by Rochelle Spears

Hello Scrap Our Stash fans!
Today we are sharing Rochelle's amazing take on the 
January Book Cover Inspired Challenge:
"First of all, I apoligize if I offend anyone with this title! LOL Long story short, I had a little too much Mascoto at a Crop and was talked into this title! LOL For this challenge, I was inspired by the red and white striped hat. I also splashed whait paint onto my layout (which I love to do)! What a fantastic and fun challenge!"

Here is a look at the challenge that inspired Rochelle's layout:
Inspired by Rochelle's layout and/or the challenge?
Our team would love to see how this BOOK COVER inspires you.
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE

You have until January 29th, 11:59 (PM) PST to link up your 
entries to be entered into our random January prize drawing
and/or to be selected as one of our Design Team Top 3 Picks.

Enjoy the rest of your day and return tomorrow for more inspiration!

January 12, 2016

Design Team Introduction ~ Zsoka Marko

This is the last day of our Design Team introductions.
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about each of these awesome designers!
Scrap Our Stash is looking forward to all of the amazing inspiration this team
will be providing to share with our fans, inspired by our bi monthly challenges!

It's time now for our final introduction, meet talented designer
Zsoka Marko

Welcome aboard Zsoka, we are excited to have you on the team and looking forward to the 
fascinating inspiration you will be sharing with us!
"I am a Hungarian living in Germany with my Dutch boyfriend and our 7-year-old son.
I've been crafting ever since I remember...I tried every craft under the sun, from glass/porcelain/silk painting, bead weaving, mosaic in all form, to cake/cookie decorating and lots more. I need to craft to keep sane! Scrapbooking is my newly found hobby! I love trying new techniques, experimenting with paint. I enjoy clean as well as messy, mixed media layouts. I love to use cut files on my layouts. I don't always do but it seems the majority of times I come back to them :). 
I'm honored to have been chosen as part of the SOS design team and hope I can inspire you in any small way with my layouts!"

Check out Zsoka's fabulous take on our
January Book Inspired Stash Challenge:

"Sail, Sail Away"
"Hi there, Zsoka here and I am sharing my first layout with you on SOS! I am honored to be here and hope you find my work inspiring!

For the Dr. Seuss book cover inspired challenge I drew my inspiration from the colors. I am not familiar with the content of these books but I do know the illustrations and always found them so cool!
I chose a black and white background paper to resemble the famous hand sketched design of the characters. The blue and red combo always reminds me of sea/sailing themed things and as luck would have it, this year we went sailing and I still have some photos to scrap of our adventure!
I chose a cut file that reminded me of boat helms a little bit and I backed these with different blue and red papers. The photo I printed in black and white too to match the color theme. For the title I used one of my favorite thickers which I thought fit the Cat in the Hat design perfectly!
I've added some embellishments and the required white paint splatters and there you have it, my first layout! Thanks for looking! X"

And here is the challenge that inspired this fantastic Zsoka created:
For complete details and rules on the challenge, click HERE

You have until January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries for a chance
to win this awesome prize:
and/or be selected as one of our Design Team January Top 3 Picks
One of the Top 3 Picks will be asked to  Guest Design with us in  March!

Have a great rest of your day and return tomorrow for more
January Stash challenge inspiration from our
Admin Team!

January 11, 2016

Design Team Introduction ~ Marie Claude Rodier

Good morning!
It's time to meet another one of our new Design team members!
Today we are honored to introduce to you talented Designer
Marie Claude Rodier

Marie we are excited to have you on our team and we are looking forward to all of the beautiful inspiration you will 
be sharing with our fans!
Welcome to the Scrap Our Stash Team!
"My name is Marie Claude Rodier, aka Nini on most virtual forums. 
I’m a wife to a really nice man and mom to two very dynamic and smart boys of 5 and almost 8. 
We live in a small suburb near Montreal in Qu├ębec, Canada. I’m working in translation, trying to find the best French expressions and words that translate English concepts. I love to solve complex linguistic puzzles every day.

When I’m not working, I’m either cooking special recipes for my little ones or in my scrap room creating new layouts. I’ve started scrapbooking not long after my oldest son's birth, in 2008. I took a break for a few years (life could get really busy with a full time job and young kids!!!) and came back to scrapbooking in 2011. 
I’ve been totally committed to this hobby ever since. It became a real passion and sometimes an obsession!"
Marie's Blog: Nini Monde

As her first SOS reveal, Marie has created this stunning layout, inspire by our 

"Here is my first layout as part of SOS DT team. I'm so proud to be part of it. smile emoticon 
When I first saw the inspiration, I was immediately attracted by the colors... blues are my favorite! 
Most of the time I'm using black and white pictures on my layouts, but when I saw this one in my stash, I knew it was meant to be.

I've used pastel oils, black modeling paste and white embossing powder to create my background. I've also used white gesso mixed with water to create splatters."

Here is a look at the challenge, why not create a layout and show us how
this BOOK COVER inspires you:
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE

You have until January 29th to link up your entries for a chance
to win our January prize and/or a chance to be selected as one of our
January Design Team Top 3 Picks!!!

We appreciate you stopping by today and hope that you return tomorrow
ti meet our next Design Team member and to see what she has 
created to share with you!

Have a great week!